No Ordinary Time - Chapter 21 Summary & Analysis

Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Chapter 21 Summary

The author devotes the first four pages to the July 30, 1944, the death of Missy LeHand. It includes details of her estate and funeral. Roosevelt suffered a mild heart attack August 4, as he was giving a speech.

A mass transit strike in Philadelphia on August 1, involved the walk-out of ten thousand employees protesting the hiring of eight Negroes to work as motormen. The system employed over five hundred Negroes, who worked as custodians, but never as conductors or operators. The strike paralyzed war production plants in Philadelphia, so Roosevelt called in the army to operate the streetcars. Within a few days, the strikers went back to work.

Eleanor and Franklin went to Quebec at the end of August to meet with the Churchills. Winston Churchill did not like Eleanor because she was out-spoken, but the two couples managed to get along.

Roosevelt and Churchill...

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